Hi, I'm Michiko.
I'm a national certified English tour guide.Since I was born and raised in Nara, I'm familiar with the sightseeing spots and attractions of Nara, and neighboring city, Kyoto.
Nara and Kyoto, old capitals of Japan, retain time honoured structures and art works. What is more, beautiful gardens and picturesque landscapes are always waiting for you!
I'm also a traveler who especially love to explore local foods and crafts, which have been passed down from generation to generation.
I'll try to guide you with best hospitality. When you have a chance to visit Nara,Kyoto and Osaka, please contact me anytime and join my tour!
I will be looking forward to seeing you.See you soon!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Excellent service I will be back for her service and knowledge.
Thank you for sending me a wonderful review. I was so lucky to guide such a happy family. I hope to see you and your family someday in the future!
Michiko-san helped our group enjoy an excellent tour and when we fell behind in our schedule and missed the open time for one of our stops she pivoted quickly and we enjoyed the rest of the afternoon even more Thanks
Hi, Chris, Thank you for giving me such a wonderful review. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, even though some parts of the schedule were changed. I was really impressed by the way you really taste each moment of the tour. See you tomorrow! Michiko
Michiko guided us in a brief walk through the rich and colorful history of this wonderful old capital. She made very efficient use of the one day to cover a few key locations showcasing both the natural environment as well as the man made temples and shrines. She is very friendly, thoughtful and knowledgeable and we enjoyed the day with her enormously.
Thank you for giving me such a nice review. It was my great honor to be your guide and I was impressed that you two had excellent senses of beauty and insights on Japanese culture. I hope you will come back again to see more !
We had a great time in the beautiful city of Nara in large part due to Michiko. Our time in Nara was limited to 5 hours but we saw a lot and it was enough of a look to know we want to return soon. Michiko was a delightful guide and we enjoyed our time with her. She started the day by giving us cute wooden bus passes that we used several times during our visit. Our first stop was a visit to Kofukuji and the interesting Kofukuji National Treasure Museum which helped get us into the right mindset for the day. Michiko guided us expertly through this wonderful museum. She was full of information and seemed to instinctively know where we wanted to linger and where we could move on. She took us through and around the temple grounds to give us different perspectives of the property and build... read more
Thank you so much for writing on the tour in details. Your review vividly reminded me of the tour and I'll treasure this. Especially I was glad that you all have great insights and rich imagination to feel and understand the places we visited. I hope your pictures in Nara will stay in your mind forever!
Taylored tour as we moved from place to place to accommodate my wifes limited walking endurance. Took us to a very nice teahouse at the end of our tour where we shared small talk and relaxed - very nice.1
Thank you for giving me a chance to tour you in Kyoto. I was so impressed that you appreciated each place. I'll never forget your funny jokes and your wife's beautiful song in the teahouse!